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TDC to meet at DiamondHead for monthly meeting tomorrow

December 12, 2013 The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel Tourist Development Council will have its monthly meeting at DiamondHead Beach Resort tomorrow (Friday, Dec. 13) at 3 p.m. The public is welcomed. more »»

Mayor presents ideas at Lee delegation meeting

December 11, 2013 Fort Myers Beach Mayor Alan Mandel pitched two important issues pertaining to Town needs at the Lee County Legislative Delegation Meeting at Edison State College last wee. more »»

FLOATING FIESTA: Boat parade motors to success

December 11, 2013 A record-setting 34 decorated water crafts participated in the 25th annual Fort Myers Beach Christmas Boat Parade last Saturday as many people lined up at establishments and homes to watch the... more »»

A KID'S DREAM: 'Spirit' dinner auction raises money/hopes

December 11, 2013 While it is said that there are no friends at an auction due to bidding wars, many friends that combine forces make a difference when a worthy benefit is involved in such an even. more »»

Historic Society offers self-guided island tour

December 11, 2013 The Estero Island Historic Society is now offering a self-guided historical island tour using QR codes throughout 24 landmark sites. more »»

Flood insurance hikes expected to affect home sales, realtors say

December 11, 2013 Island realtors expect the higher flood insurance premiums to disrupt the recovering Southwest Florida real estate market. more »»

Pets of the week

December 6, 2013 • For information about this week’s pets, call 533-7387 (LEE-PETS) or log on to Animal Services’ website at When calling, please refer to the animal’s ID number. more »»

Elevated pools hearing tabled until finding

December 4, 2013 A proposed ordinance to amend the Town of Fort Myers Beach land development code regarding accessory uses, building and structures has been put on hold until a interpretation finding and an... more »»

Flight improvements over Beach questioned

December 4, 2013 A member of the Fort Myers Beach Air Intrusion Relief group provided an updated report on recommendations regarding a Federal Aviation Administration flight tracking system on Monday afternoon. more »»

CROWNING COUPLE: Californian and Canadian seize American doubles champs

December 4, 2013 Two people from nearly two ends of North America teamed up and used a “light-hearted” religious message to capture the doubles division in the 27th annual American Sand Sculpting Championships on... more »»

Town breaks ground on water utility project

December 4, 2013 Town officials —past and present— and construction officials gathered for a reFRESH Waterlines Phase 1 Groundbreaking Ceremony at Town Hall on Monday afternoon. more »»

Beach Fire provides AMIKids Thanksgiving

December 4, 2013 The day before Thanksgiving, the Fort Myers Beach Fire Control District and other community organizations stepped up to help a nationally-recognized non-profit organization that specializes in... more »»

Elevated pools hearing tabled until finding

December 3, 2013 A proposed ordinance to amend the Town of Fort Myers Beach land development code regarding accessory uses, building and structures has been put on hold until a interpretation finding and an... more »»

Pools issue rumor leads to investigation

November 27, 2013 Responding to a department director's request, Town Manager Terry Stewart has turned to an outside attorney in regards to a rumor said to allege impropriety related to the Town's controversial... more »»

Water utility meeting informs community

November 27, 2013 A failing water system that dates back to the 1950s era on Estero Island will be getting some much needed improvement work in the near future. more »»

SAND TEACHER: Aussie sculptor captures American singles champs

November 27, 2013 Master Sand Sculptor Andy Hancock has honed his skill as a teacher of sand castles for many years, yet he hasn't had the opportunity to enter the competitions he desires. more »»

Mayor to explore infrastructure surtax

November 27, 2013 Officials from the Town of Fort Myers Beach are interested to see if an alternative tax revenue source can relieve the burden on resident taxpayers and be used to help finance an upcoming water... more »»

Disappointment follows in wake of Radel arrest

November 27, 2013 The fall from grace being experienced by U.S. Rep. Trey Radel has brought many reactions from people throughout Southwest Florida. more »»

LeeTran cuts one trip on Beach route

November 27, 2013 The route schedule for the Lee County Transit system to and on Fort Myers Beach has become one trip shorter due to Lee County government legislative action. As of Nov. more »»

Show Radel the door out

November 27, 2013 To the editor: The least our congressman could do is tend his immediate resignation. more »»



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